what is Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a procedure performed at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, to restore the look of the inner and outer vaginal skin. The surgery involves the reshaping, trimming, and evening out of the labia minora or majora to correct abnormalities, an overly large labia, and other cosmetic issues. Not only can this surgery improve the aesthetic quality of the genitalia, but it can also bring more comfort while performing certain activities and wearing tight clothing. If you're in the Louisville, KY area and are looking to regain your confidence and femininity, then we invite you to consider a labiaplasty procedure. The first step is to call and schedule a private consultation where Dr. Mizuguchi will answer all of your questions in a discreet, professional way.
am i a candidate for labiaplasty?
Ideal candidates will be:
- Women who have enlarged, uneven, or a disproportional labia majora and minora
- Women with enlarged vaginal folds who have pain during sexual intercourse and difficulty wearing tight clothing
- Women who desire surgical intervention to rejuvenate their genitalia
- Women with realistic expectations for their outcome
"My Surgery Journey... - Nana Mizuguchi and his team were absolutely amazing and it made the transition of getting my breast augmentation a pleasant and smooth process. Literally everyone working there is so friendly, professional and will help you with whatever you may need. My sister had previously gotten her breasts enhanced back in November of 2019 and it pretty much sealed the deal that I would be getting mine done next. I had always wanted them done but never jumped on the opportunity. Seeing her post op results from surgery just sealed the deal and I was ready. In March I had went in for my consultation where I met with Tara and Dr Mizuguchi. First time upon meeting Tara, she was so friendly and I felt completely comfortable and relaxed about discussing everything that I was wanting to have done. She went over everything from what we would be doing for the consultation, to my preop visit and preop leading up to surgery, surgery day, and expectations for post op. Literally everything was discussed in details and she answered any and all questions (even though she basically answered all of them just by going over everything with me). I then met with Dr Mizuguchi who was just as friendly and professional! He came in to talk to me and go over any concerns and everything all the way down to even drawing me pictures for better understanding. He went without letting any concerns or questions go unanswered. They both really took the time to talk with me and I didn’t feel rushed at all. I then got to try on the different sizes (I decide to go with the silicon for a more natural feel). Tara helped with this process to try to help me figure out what size really would be best. Mizuguchi then came in to check the sizes because my right chest wall stuck at a little more than the left so my CC’s where different. Before I left, I was already booking my surgery date because I had this team that is so friendly, educated, and caring and I was ready to get the process started. So I booked my pre-op visit where we would go over everything even more in detail and make a final implant size decision. Pre-op appointment went just a smoothly as my consultation. Tara again went over everything and made sure I felt comfortable with the implant size and that all my questions where answered. Dr Mizuguchi also came in to go over everything and expectations wise. Once again, I didn’t feel rushed and left there confident I had made the right decision about the team I chose and the size of the implants. Surgery day was a breeze. It was done at an outpatient surgery clinic where the staff was very friendly and professional. I think my surgery took about 2 hours (I was also getting a labiaplasty). I felt absolutely fine (probably because of the medicine) and I was tightly wrapped up. Obviously with any surgery, you’re going to have some pain. You’re given pain meds, antibiotics, and muscle relaxers and instructions on how to take them. Honestly, post op was not bad. Just rest, drink plenty of water, and let your body heal. At every post op appt, I literally can’t say it enough with how this staff is hands down the best. I had no complications post surgery and my incisions looks absolutely great. I’m now 9 weeks post op and I’m already in love with results I’m seeing. It can take anywhere from 3-6 months for them to drop to where they’ll be (every body is different). The only con through this entire process (which is just a con for myself and has nothing to do with the surgeon or his team) is the drive from my house. It takes around 3 hours to get to Louisville from my house but that definitely speaks volumes on how worth it was to be able to have them as my surgery team. Absolutely 100% satisfied and loving my results. I could not recommend this plastic surgeon and his staff enough."- S. / RealSelf / Jul 21, 2020
how is labiaplasty performed?
Consulting with our plastic surgeon to perform this delicate surgery is the optimal course of action. While many OBGYNs have the ability to surgically eliminate excessive skin present in the labia, they do not have the practiced skills of a plastic surgeon who is versed in the aesthetics of contouring the labia. With many years of experience, Dr. Mizuguchi will be able to offer the best results that you will love with little to no scarring. Labiaplasty can include two different kinds of surgeries. One surgery includes trimming the inner fold of the labia to make it proportionate to the outer fold. The second surgery involves a laser to reshape the entire labia. Female genital reshaping is cosmetic by nature and can result in beautiful, lasting results. It has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for women in the United States.
how long is recovery after labiaplasty?
After surgery, tight clothing should be avoided so the area can appropriately recover. Scarring following labiaplasty is usually unnoticeable. Symptoms such as chronic irritation and sexual discomfort will be significantly reduced. After surgery, you should avoid sexual intercourse and strenuous activities such as exercise for about 4 – 6 weeks. This procedure allows for the vaginal area to look and feel normal, giving you your self-confidence and health back.
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery costs will be dependent on several factors. During your consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi, he will understand your concerns and goals before developing your custom surgical plan. Once you have made your choices for your vaginal rejuvenation surgery, Dr. Mizuguchi can start to estimate your costs. Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery takes several payments, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Should I choose a plastic surgeon or OB/GYN?
As you research surgical vaginal rejuvenation, you may find that most OB/GYNs (obstetricians and gynecologists) offer labiaplasty. Although most OB/GYNs are capable of performing a labiaplasty, they may not be your best choice. An OB/GYN will be able to remove loose skin from your labia; however, an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Mizuguchi will focus on the aesthetics as well. This ensures minimal scarring and that the final color, contour, and symmetry all look and feel natural.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
As with any surgery, you may have short-term numbness in your vaginal area for a while. This should dissipate as your skin and vaginal lips heal. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it is important to realize that labia rejuvenation addresses the vaginal lips and not the nerves of the clitoris. A skilled surgeon like Dr. Mizuguchi with many years of experience performing labiaplasties will avoid the clitoris so that a loss of sensitivity does not occur.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Before your procedure, Dr. Mizuguchi or a member of his team will explain what to expect after your labiaplasty, plus suggestions to speed your recovery. You should expect some swelling and bruising in your vaginal area plus a certain amount of discomfort right after your surgery. You need to stay home for at least a week before returning to light activities. Dr. Mizuguchi will assess your progress in your follow-up appointments and let you know when you are able to resume sexual activity.
Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
There are nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments that may help to improve mild to moderate vaginal laxity. However, vaginal rejuvenation surgery is best for dramatic improvements to re-shape and tighten your labia. In your initial consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi, he will discuss your options and give you recommendations on what will meet your goals.
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get the look and confidence you want
Stop living with the pain, discomfort, and embarrassment of an abnormal labia. This condition is more common than you think, and we will help guide you through the surgical process with compassion and discretion. We invite you to schedule a consultation at our Louisville, KY office today and learn how a labiaplasty procedure can be the answer for you.